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Translations into Middle English
|Named Person:||Ovid; Ovid|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ovid; William Caxton; S Gaselee; H F B Brett-Smith; Pepys Library.
|Notes:||Colophon of original: Thus endeth Ovyde hys booke of Methamorphose translated & fymysshed by me William Caxton at Westmestre the xxij day of Appryll the yere of our lord m¹.iiijc.iiijxx. And the xx yere of the Regne of kynge Edward the fourth.
Translation in prose made from a French version. Caxton's prologue and translation of books I-IX are missing in the Pepysian manuscript, the only one known at present.
"Edited by Stephen Gaselee & H.F.B. Brett-Smith."
"Three hundred and seventy-five copies ... have been printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper. This is Number 251. Three copies have been printed on vellum." -- p. [viii].
|Description:||4 preliminary leaves, xiij-xl, 189 pages, 1 leaf ; 31 cm|
|Responsibility:||translated by William Caxton ; newly printed from the manuscript in the Pepysian library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.|